The two-bedroom villa is on the top of a hillThe wood-heated retro sauna also sleeps two in the guest room
Lovely holiday home by the river
Lovely holiday home by the river

Entire home/flat

7 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds
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A modernized 70's villa and a separate retro sauna cottage at a unique location by the Kymijoki river. Enjoy the beauty of the view and the relaxing surroundings of the forest and nature park. 1,5 hour drive from Helsinki.

This is our family's holiday home and rebuilding project - the interior decor is an eclectic mix of inherited Finnish design of 60-70's and findings from vintage shops. 1 of the 3 bedrooms is in the separate sauna building which provides privacy when staying with friends.

The space

The villa and the separate sauna building provide you with a fantastic view to the grand Kymijoki river all year round. Just relax with your friends and family in the large lounge gazing the view or the fireplace or enjoy dinner prepared with the big Smeg-stove or the grill outside on the terrace.

The old-skool sauna is to be heated by firewood and the water to the sauna has to be lifted from the river with buckets. The experience of the soft steam and swimming in the river in-between is definitely worth the effort - a true Finnish tradition for you to enjoy, too! (There is a wc and shower in the bathroom of the main building, if you are not THAT keen on the idea of bathing in the sauna :-) )

A couple of kilometers away there is the Valkmusa nature conservation area where you can enjoy a walk in peace and quiet of the extraordinary nature.
More action is provided some 25 km away at the Sirius Sports Centre in Pyhtää or in the Kotka and Loviisa towns nearby.

Guest access

The guests have access to both the buildings and may use the grill, bicycles, some outdoor games, hammocks, safety vests etc.
However, please do NOT use the boat as the stream is rather wild and the level of the water varies, and I cannot take any responsibility of any incidents!

Interaction with guests

My guests can reach me at all times with messaging or calling in case of any hiccups or need for more information and I am glad to assist with tips on the local activities before your trip.

Other things to note

Here is some information on the sights and activities at Pyhtää and Kotka region: (URL HIDDEN)

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check Out: 1PM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: 8 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee: 75
Security Deposit: 263
Weekly Discount: 12%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)

This is my holiday home, and I hope you and your friends/family will enjoy it.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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25 Reviews

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Ulla User Profile
August 2017
Sallamaari is a perfect host. Her response to our enquiries was quick and detailed. The house is fully equipped and comfortable. The area is beautiful, the river great for fishing, we managed to catch three rainbow trouts. The forest has got bilberries which we picked and baked into a bilberry pastry (mustikka Piirakka. We heated the sauna most days and jumped into the river after! Great experience. The river is great for fishing. We managed to catch three rainbow trouts! The Valkmusa nature park nearby has got good walks. We felt calm and relaxed after walks; the effect of the beauty of the quietness of the park. The Sirius sport centre has got lots of activities to participate. The younger ones of our family did some climbing and surfing! Our stay in Sallamaari's summerhouse was great! I would recommend it to others.

Anna User Profile
July 2017
Sallamaari was extremely helpful and detailed in her instructions. Her mokki is just perfect for a relaxing get away, remote and peaceful. The best things were the views on the river and the sauna. Mosquitos and long day light hours were less welcome! We would love to come back! Thank you!

Kalle User Profile
May 2017
As everybody told already - the view, sauna and the place was a pleasure :)

Alexander User Profile
April 2017
Our third stay. Fabulous as always. We're so happy that we discovered this place couple years ago.

Dmitri User Profile
October 2016
It was the best place we have ever stayed. Gorgeous view from the windows. Quiet and peaceful place with everything you need to relax and do not think about your problems. Loved our vacation and huge thanks to the host Sallamaari.

Irina User Profile
August 2016
One of the best vacation places ever with perfect privacy and safety at the same time. A wonderful and carrying host offered us fully equipped home with charm and charrisma including the retro sauna that seemed at the beginning quite exhausting to make ready, but at the end added the special charm and will be long remembered with joy. Even weather welcomed us as well woods full of berries and mushrooms. Sallamaari provided tons of information on places to go, shop, eat and was immediately available every time we had a question. It felt like home, therefore big thank you with five stars.

Irina User Profile
August 2016
We enjoyed our stay at Villa Sallamaari! The house is very comfortable and cozy, especially the kitchen and living room area. With a large fireplace and a super view of the river. The kitchen is fully equipped, there is everything and more. Hostess very responsive to our requests and questions. It was very useful for us. The main house has two bedrooms, for up to four people, Beds are narrow, uncomfortable to sleep together. In the bath there are two beds, but no toilet. Around a lot of berries and mushrooms. Fishing is only possible from the shore and from the dam.. Recommended for 5 people. There were five and we felt very comfortable. The nature around is very beautiful. Thank Sallamari.

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Helsinki, FinlandJoined in June 2015
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Me and my husband are a family that loves cooking and entertaining family and friends at dinners. You probably can see that in our choices for our holiday destinations as well as in our holiday home that we share with you in AirBnB :-)

Hosted 2 guests from United Kingdom
Languages: Deutsch, English, Suomi, Svenska
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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